8 Amazing facts about Ludo Game

8 Amazing Facts about Ludo Game!!!!!!!!

Ludo is a strategic board game of two-four players. It is a game of luck. It is the earliest game which was originated in India. The earliest evidence of this game’s evolution in India is the depiction of boards on the caves of Ellora. The original version is also described in the Indian epic Mahabharata in which Shakuni uses the cursed dice to beat the Pandavas and at last, after losing everything, Yudhisthira puts his wife Draupadi at stake and loses her too.
 
Everyone has played ludo at-least once in their lifetime. Ludo was one of those games which had become the most playing game across the world during the Covid pandemic. It is also the most popular game of India which is played online. In this game, players race their four tokens from start to finish according to the rolls of a single dice. 

 

1.Derivation

Ludo is a Latin word that means “I play”. The earlier name of Ludo was “Pachisi”. It is the oldest game that was played by Mughal emperors. It originated in India somewhere about the 6th century. Earlier it was played with cowries, but later it was modified to use a cubic die with a dice cup.

2. Structure Formation: 

Earlier this game doesn’t have the rules and structure in the way it is now. Alfred collier applied for the patent in England, claiming that a board game, which he named Royal Ludo, was his invention. England has given the rules and structure to this game in 1896.

3. Akbar’s Favourite game: 

Ludo has always been the favourite game of Akbar’s court. The Mughal emperor Akbar played this game for gathering people. He was so fascinated by this game that he had a court of pachisi constructed in all his palaces, and traces of such are still visible in halls of Fatehpur Sikri in Agra and Khusrau Bagh in Allahabad. He used to play this game with sixteen young slaves from the harem wearing the players’ colours, represented the pieces, and moved to the squares according to the throw of the dice. 

4. Colour selection: 

Ludo has mainly four Colours Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow. Do you ever thought… Why?? It is because the colour of the ludo board is taken from the flags of the United Kingdom as Ludo was Patented by England. Red and blue colours are taken from the flag of England, Green colour from the flag of Ireland, and Yellow from the flag of Bale.

5. Violation: 

When any player gets three consecutive sixes then the player has to pass the chance to the next player immediately. As three consecutive sixes violate the rule of Ludo.

6. Worldwide Popularity: 

Ludo is the most popular game in the world. It is also known by different names all over the world like Pachisi in Indian, Uckers in British, Paraques in Columbian, Fia in Swedish, Trouble in North American, and many more.

7. Opposite’s evaluates to seven: 

This is the most amazing fact of the dice. Each opposite side of the dice sum ups to seven. Isn’t that amazing!! Just see – In a dice, Four is opposite to three, Two is opposite to Five and one is opposite to six. All these pairs sum equals seven.

8. Mutable game: 

Ludo has always shown drastic changes. It is the only game that has converted according to the players’ mindset concerning time and country. Many countries have two sets of dice and board. In different places, ludo is played with two dices and one dice s well.

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